Living room

Ideas for creating inviting living spaces that are stylish, comfortable and functional for every occasion.

The Versatility and Allure of Leather Seating

Leather seating in the modern home
Leather seating is a classic that fits into every style.  Whether you prefer the classic tufted Chesterfield sofa or the smooth lines of a modern design, leather seating is a comfortable and stylish feature in interiors.  Here we look at the versatility and allure of leather seating in the modern home. Leather seating fits well within the industrial styled home.  It...

Seating 101: Choosing Between Sofa Styles

Mid-Century Modern living room (belfortfurniturebuzz).
A sofa is a sofa is a sofa, right? Absolutely not! This attitude can lead to over-paying, clashing furniture, and confusion. We are proud to present "Seating 101", a guide to the most popular sofa styles from which you can learn not only the names of the sofa but the origin, approximate price range, and style it best befits....

Gorgeous and Affordable Crystal Chandeliers Under $400

Twinkling Crystal Chandeliers (homemadelectronica).
Crystal chandeliers are available in nearly every style and provide a home with grandiosity and sparkle. Many homeowners see lighting with strings of twinkling crystals and assume that they can't afford anything of the like. This is a reasonable assumption as affordable crystal chandeliers are not incredibly common, however if you know where to look there are plenty of...

How to Easily Decorate Living Room By Season

Seasonal Overview (Houzz, World Effect, & Wayfair)
Your home should be a reflection of your life. Your day to day activities should not clash with your interior. Therefore, having bright blue decor during the fall can feel a bit off. If you decorate living room by season, your room will feel like an extension of the outdoors. Starting off with a neutral room is the best...

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone.  When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room.  In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...

Swoon-Worthy Nooks for a Relaxing Lifestyle

In today's hectic world where work takes the front seat, it can be easy to forget the little things. Suddenly mugs of hot coffee become on-the-go paper cups, a good book and a blanket become an e-book on the subway, and bubble baths with relaxing music become quick showers in silence. That is where these cozy little nooks come...

7 Simple Ways to Update Your Living Room

Stylish and chic living room
If a complete revamp of your living room is not within your economic or time budget, there are a variety of updates and changes you can make that may be within your reach.  Here are seven simple ways to update your living room.  Statement Art An interesting painting, framed print or photograph can give your living room a voice.  If it...

20 Quirky, Funky and Cool Rooms to Love

Fun and quirky interior
There are many styles of interior design and some would say there are rules that should be followed in order to create spaces that are successful from a design point of view.  Then there are rooms that throw all those rules away and blend color, quirky accents, pattern and disparate objects to create a cohesive and fun space.  Here are 20...

How to Get a Chic Beach Look in Your Home

Beautiful beach house
Take a break from the cold and think about sinking your toes into warm sand, relaxing to the sound of waves and feeling the fresh salty air.  Ahhhh.....are you there?  Now envision this as you discover how to get a chic beach look in your home.  The rooms pictured here embody beach style and will inspire your own look. Soothing colors, natural wood surfaces...

Warm and Welcoming Winter-inspired Interiors

Winter-inspired interior
The weather outside is frightful for some.  Don't let the winter blues take over.  Give your home a winter makeover and transform it into a warm and welcoming place like these winter-inspired interiors.  Cozy up to the fire, cuddle up with warm throws and sink into the comforting depths of seating that conforms to you. Cozy throws, wintry pillows and a...

How to Refresh Your Living Room After the Holidays

A refreshing living room
When you exhale after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, think about a refresh for your living room.  Once you've taken down all the holiday decorations and begin to move things back to their original spot, perhaps take another look around and think about changing things up a bit for the new year.  Here are living rooms to...

Warm up Your Winter With Fur and Fluff

Fur creates a warm and luxurious bedroom
Let's get inside from the cold and cuddle up by the fire.  Step closer and warm your hands.  Now, let's talk about warming up your home with fur and the fluff of wool.  What can you say about fur?  It's rich, warm, cozy and oh so soft.  It lends elegance and plush luxury to an interior.  Wool is wild and fluffy...

Metallic Wallpaper for Dimension and Shimmer

Chic and sophisticated metallic wallpaper
Metallic wallpaper is trending this year and the selection of styles and patterns is better than ever.  Glistening metallic enlivens a space and gives it dimension and textural appeal.  Whether it's for the living room, dining room, bedroom or bath, metallic wallpaper sets the tone for a chic aesthetic.  Here are examples of metallic wallpaper for adding shimmer, character and...

Designer Focus: Jean-Louis Deniot

Interior Designer Jean-Louis Deniot
Step into a room designed by Paris-based interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot and you feel as if you have entered a timeless space that is the epitome of chic.  Deniot has an extraordinary talent for creating rooms of great depth.  His interiors are a distinctive blend of vintage, new custom creations and a keen attention to the architecture of the space. Jean-Louis...

Romancing the Home – A Guide to Romantic Interiors

Romantic Parisian interior
Beautiful rooms embellished with rich fabrics, gilded accents, fresh flowers and comfortable furniture are romantic by nature.  Using inspiration from Parisian interiors and combining elegance with charm, romancing your home can be a reality.  Here are a few ways to create a romantic interior. Parisian Romance - No place says romance like Paris, France.  The Parisian influence on interiors epitomizes romance. ...

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Simple and stylish mantel
The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern...

10 Creative Ideas for original DIY chandeliers

Terrific idea for original DIY chandeliers
The chandeliers are important design elements that not only have the function to light up the homes, but they play also an extremely important aesthetic role. The right chandelier can deeply transform the home decor and can enhance the style of any room, giving a touch of character, originality, appeal and personality. Here you are ten creative ideas for DIY...
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